Powerhouse Wisconsin is up by three games with four left in the regular season. Second-place teams Maryland, Michigan State and Purdue need an unlikely collapse in Madison.
Timajh Parker-Rivera scored 12 points and Towson made six free throws in the final 32 seconds to hold off College of Charleston 53-50 on Sunday.
Maryland’s inaugural season in the Big Ten has taken a humbling turn for the worse.
Lexie Brown scored 19 points, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough added 17 and No. 5 Maryland remained unbeaten in the Big Ten with its 16th consecutive victory, 80-69 over No. 18 Rutgers on Tuesday night.
Maryland has discovered why Big Ten teams have a reputation for being so tough to beat at home.
Tim Kempton scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Lehigh to a 69-63 win over Loyola (Md.) on Saturday night.
Reginald Johnson scored 21 points, including four of the Pirates’ final five in the last 1:11, to help lead Hampton to a 64-61 over Maryland-Eastern Shore on Saturday.
Taariq Cephas scored 18 points — including the go-ahead 3-pointer in the final seconds — and Coppin State edged in front of South Carolina State 77-74 on Saturday afternoon.
Cedric Blossom scored 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lift Morgan State to a 67-57 win over Savannah State on Saturday.
Brene Moseley came off the bench to score 15 points, including the go-ahead free throws with 2.8 seconds left to give 12th-ranked Maryland a 77-73 win over No. 23 Minnesota on Sunday.
Jake Layman and No. 11 Maryland got this job done with defense. The Terrapins shut down Purdue and its big men, bouncing back from a loss earlier in the week for a 69-60 victory Saturday.
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 24, Laurin Mincy added 22 and No. 14 Maryland used a big second half on Saturday to beat 12th-ranked Nebraska 75-47.